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Popular Crafts & Hobbies Teachers in Middle Island, NY

Michael J.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2003
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Michael J.

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Michael J. has been a chess instructor for a private chess academy since 2008. He has taught in numerous schools in the Milwaukee area working with groups as small as 4 to as large as 30.

Michael has also given private individual lessons to students wishing to advance their chess playing skills. Michael focuses his instruction on basic strategy, traditional maneuvers, thinking ahead, mathematical ties to chess and basic movement.

About Michael

Michael has been a drums/percussion/guitar/ukulele and Chess instructor for over 12 years. Having studied and performed all styles of music, from Jazz, Blues, Rock, Symphonic Band and Marching Band music, he has a firm knowledge of varies styles of music and techniques. Michael is a former inst

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Nathanielle Gorst
Patient and flexible, moves at a pace that challenges you but doesnt push too hard which is a delicate balance!

Thank you!
Monte H.
Michael is a stickler for doing things right, but in a nice way. I feel that his mode of teaching is best, because it builds a solid foundation for further learning.
ELLIOT
After a brief intro, Mike explained where're going with his lessons. I was having some problems getting my fingers near certain fret areas he wanted me to work on, so he very kindly placed some colors tape where I'm to put my fingers. That helped a lot. Been practicing an hour per day, & I'm getting a bit better daily. I've got a long way to go, but with Mike's help I'll get there. ELLIOT
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Jameson T.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelors in Economics with Quantitative Emphasis from Boise State University
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Jameson T.

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I have experience teaching beginners and intermediate players for the last 5 years. Incredibly flexible with the schedule and the amount of time is up to you!

About Jameson

I am an active tournament player and director. At the moment, I am a Class A player actively improving. Currently I have experience teaching both beginners and intermediate players. My schedule for the lessons will work around you. The first lesson I will assess your game and see what can be improv

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Daniel
If you're a self-taught chess player that's hit a plateau, and are looking for a coach that's knowledgeable, a good listener, and knows how to help you grow from where you currently are - I'd highly recommend Jameson.

He doesn't spoonfeed you concepts, but instead shows just enough and allows you to work them out yourself, which is how I prefer to learn anyway. Also, he carefully looks over your games to find patterns, areas of improvement, and the habits that are leading to your victories or defeats.

He's not just a knowledgeable chess player, it's clear that he's an experienced chess coach.
Grayson
Has a deep understanding of chess and is able to explain things well

Richard G.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students Male: 6 to 80; Female: 6 to 70
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Richard G.

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About Richard

I can't wait to work with you! I am passionate about the subjects I teach, and find nothing can compare to seeing a student "get it", so they may too enjoy the passion that comes from learning and doing something they love. Everything I teach I've learned most completely by doing as a Profession

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Doug B.
Very knowledgeable, I hope I can retain what he has taught me !!
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Teresa B.
Richard is so patient and knowledgeable. I am very happy with our lessons. Because of my background with classical guitar he wondered if the fact that he doesn't read music and I am renewing my mind back into it would not be a good teaching set-up. Not at all. I now have an electric guitar and the five years spent playing classical, now fifteen years ago, did not give me a good foundation for understanding music theory unfortunately. I have a genre I had already picked out fingerstyle electric and now with some thinking my way through the basics I did have I still need to learn just basic strumming etc. I understand what he is referring to in music so we still speak in the same key. Also and lastly my daughter has a severe seizure/dementia disorder that is very unpredictable and our caregiver's mom just passed away so there will be times when I just can't do a week/day. He has been very understanding. I am smiling from my soul because music is my healing path for difficult stuff I couldn't pay any doctor/therapist to even call me back for. Thank you so much for your assistance. Sincerely Teresa

Meet Online Crafts & Hobbies Teachers Serving Middle Island, NY

Melisa M.

24 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaches students Male: Not accepting at this time; Female: 12 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Bachelors Degree - Clothing Textiles & Fashion from Murray State University
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Melisa M.

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Clear, easy instruction and lots of patience. I love to teach others something new and bring them to a place of refreshing rest as they learn to create new and wonderful things. Adult Beginners and Intermediate levels are welcome. I will teach the basics for beginners - Cast on/off, knit/purl stitches, increasing/decreasing and we will finish with a project. Intermediates usually need help getting started again, finishing a project or help with a pattern, I will also teach you new stitch patterns to have fun with.

About Melisa

I love to teach. I first learned to knit as a 21 yr old that decided to move to Norway. My mother-in-law taught me how over 35 years ago. Knitting is a great way to relax, it is repetitious so it is great for those with anxiety and other problems related to stress or focusing. I have been teach

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Christine
I've going from knowing nothing to really having fun with knitting in 3 lessons. Melisa is obviously a very experienced knitter and instructor, and lovely to work with!
Lynda D.
Very patient and helpful.
Donna Warren
Melisa was super patient with me, as I am a beginner! She praised me when I finally understood and performed the stitches well! I am excited to continue with my lessons with her!
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Brandy G.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Fashion design and Fiber/textile arts from Maryland Institute College of Art
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Brandy G.

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Brandy has 10 + years experience working in the fashion industry and teaching sewing/garment construction to people of all ages and levels. Her experience includes working for high end and luxury tailor shops in NYC, as well as fitting on-set for photoshoots, ecommerce, celebrity fittings and red carpet events.

Sewing lessons include a lesson plan based on your experience and goals.
Includes: Machine sewing techniques: how to thread machine, basic machine sewing methods, hand sewing techniques, understanding patterns, how to cut and sew from patterns, clothing alterations, creating a piece from start to finish.

About Brandy

My name is Brandy I am an arts and crafts instructor with 10+ years experience teaching students of all ages and backgrounds. I have recently relocated to Garner, NC from NYC and am teaching the following: Sewing and Fashion Design: Hand sewing, Machine sewing, Custom garment making, Patternmaki

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Eric P.
Brandy was very helpful and knowledgeable! Great working with her.
Donna
Brandy was vary knowledgeable kind and patient teacher. Brandy is passionate about her art and sharing it

Shell B.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Shell B.

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Want to create items including categories of home decor, accessories, baby items and more? Interested in learning to make items you can sell or gift for others? I will help you build a solid foundation of crochet and technique while tailoring to your personal tastes and goals. Part of my lesson plan involves me teaching you the basics of making an item via crochet that you eventually complete. Shoot me a message to see if we're a good match!

About Shell

I love to crochet, especially whenever watching television at home, I need to feel like I"m being creative and productive at all times, and crochet is my outlet. I've taught family and friends over the years and more recently doing this now. Some of the crochet items I've made over the past d

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Mindy
Shell is a great teacher. She tailored lessons towards my goals with crochet, guided me through the stitches, and increased my confidence. I am so glad I worked with her! Crochet is an art and to learn it right, book lessons with an expert. Shell will help you!
Jamie M.
Lesson was great!

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"Anne-Louise is very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. She explained things so well during the lesson that I didn't have any questions. Learning to sew seemed so overwhelming. It's so great to find someone that is able to help me along the way."
Saskia
Took Sewing lessons from Annelouise M.
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"Well prepared, thorough, knowledgeable and patient. Good amount of knowledge and skills to digest in our 30 minute session. Looking forward to our next lesson."
Sarah
Took Sewing lessons from Sarah L.
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"Patient, fun, detail and solution oriented. The lessons are for our 15 year old daughter who is completely engaged in each lesson."
Spirit
Took Sewing lessons from Dawn Z.
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"Lily is a great instructor. She knows her craft well. She is patient, friendly and has a great smile and laugh that helps makes her student comfortable and at ease thus making learning fun. Lily has the knowledge to help anyone with sewing, embroidery, machine embroidery and more. I highly recommend Lily as an instructor for whatever area you are trying to learn from her huge arsenal of expert techniques.

Lily is helping me to become proficient using my embroidery machine. She immediately taught me a few tricks to getting my machine to do what it is suppose to do without much effort. She has in one lesson given me tons of information and help to get my embroidery hobby started properly. It's awesome to have one on one assistance right in my home so I don't have to take my heavy machine anywhere.

I'm disabled and having a service like this one available is invaluable. I have to keep my mind working and busy, and this helps me tremendously. Thank you LILY and TakeLessons for helping me to fulfill my goals!"
Anita
Took Embroidery lessons from Lily Q.
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"Erin was great-had some technical difficulties. She figured it out😎
Answered all my ?’s. It was fun!"
Helen
Took Knitting lessons from Erin R.
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"I have never sewn before and after two hours with Vena, I felt very confident in altering my pants. She has a great teaching style and an even better personalty. I am excited for my next lesson!"
James
Took Sewing lessons from Vena H.
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"Erin is very patient and knowledgeable. I'm not new to crochet but learned by way of being shown what to do for a project. I am now learning how to read instructions and how to determine where I made my error (s) and how to correct it. I am very pleased with this instructor."
Lisa
Took Crocheting lessons from Erin R.
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"Angela and I talked about what I wanted to accomplish with these lessons. We talked about what my current skills are and what I needed to learn sock knitting.
For my first class we started on my socks. I got set up and I went home with my “homework” and a sense of accomplishment. I am on my way to finish my first pair!"
Luce
Took Knitting lessons from Angela C.
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"Coach Siddharth is very patient and helpful. My daughter is a beginner in chess and learnt so many thing in just few classes. She is loving to solve the puzzles given by Coach. Very satisfying to see the learning curve. Thanks to Siddharth."
Akshara
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Thomas was great. My 7 year-old son had a blast. He's looking forward to next week.

I liked that Thomas was able to see right away what level my son was at so that we didn't have to waste time relearning things that he already knew."
Henry
Took Chess lessons from Thomas H.
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